Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Placida, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $173 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Placida. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Placida: a little slice of the Caribbean in Florida

The small community of Placida lies on a peninsula north of Fort Myers, on Florida's West Coast. It's a charming little spot, with colorful Caribbean-style homes lining small streets along with tall swaying palms. Don't be fooled by its size. When it comes to outdoor activities, it punches well above its weight. When you stay in a Placida vacation rental, you can get stuck into the many water sports, or hop aboard one of the daily sports fishing charters. Of course, if you want to just kick back on the long stretches of sandy beach nearby, no one's going to stop you.

Things to do

Historical attractions aplenty in Placida

It's not all sand, sea and water sports when you stay in a Placida vacation rental. You'll find most of the historic and cultural attractions in nearby Punta Gorda. If you swing by the Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum you can discover 1000s of years of the region's history, while the Blanchard House Museum is dedicated to the history of African American culture in Florida. While you're there, art lovers shouldn't miss a self-guided tour of the 28 murals that adorn the city walls. Back in Placida, you can find your inner hippy at the Sunday evening Eaglewood Beach Drum Circle.

Activities

There's something for everyone in Placida

It might sound a little cliched, but there really is something for everyone when you stay in a Placida vacation rental with the family. In the morning, you can get the body and mind ready for the day by limbering up with a little yoga on the beach. You can stretch out on the beach for the rest of the day, taking the odd dip in the ocean and drawing lines in the sand for a late afternoon family volleyball game. There's no shortage of rental outfits offering all manner of water sports. Bag yourself some equipment and head out for exciting sea kayaking, paddle boarding or jet skiing adventures.

Weather

For the best weather, try spring in Placida

The best time to score a Placida vacation rental is between March and May, when the temperature hovers between the 70s and 80s and the prices haven't hit their summer highs or unbearable humidity. For the best prices, you'll want to avoid the school breaks, when families descend on Florida's beaches. In fall, the rental costs hit rock bottom but you'll run the risk of hurricanes. Though the weather won't be hot, the mild climes between December and February make it an attractive time to visit and escape the below-freezing temperatures further north.

Natural features

There's nature on your doorstep in Placida

Placida lies just on the edge of the Cape Haze Aquatic Preserve, a huge aquatic park made up of mangroves, islands and shallow creeks that meet the Gulf of Mexico waters. These rich seagrass waters are the ideal home for all manner of fish and crustaceans, while the tiny islands are used by resident nesting seabirds. You don't need much to see the wildlife – just a rented kayak and a pair of binoculars and you're good to go. Alternatively, you can drop your line in to bag a crab to take back to your Placida vacation rental for a seafood feast.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Placida

The nearest airport is in Southwest Florida Intl. Airport (RSW), located 37.8 mi (60.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Sarasota-Bradenton Intl. Airport (SRQ), which is 42.2 mi (68 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Placida?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your sweetheart or a sprawling house to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Placida. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Around 12 miles from the center of Placida, you'll find it hard to resist "Location Modern Waterfront Home". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a nearby hospital and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another great choice is "Direct Gulf Front, Pool, Tennis", which is around 6 miles from Placida. Featuring 2 bedrooms, internet services and a separate dining area, it has everything you need to keep you happy and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Placida vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Placida?

For an unconventional experience, book a tiny house rental in Placida. A word of caution though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the temptation to move into one of thes cute-as-a-button digs will be tough to resist!

  • Take time off and get back to basics at "Mystic Sea Tiny House 4 Min To The Beach". Located in Englewood, WiFi and towels are just two of the amenities included here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "Perfect Vacation Tiny Home In The Center Of Punta Gorda". Located in Eagle Point, this itty-bitty abode comes with a games room and off-street parking options.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Placida?

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Placida. Whether you'd like to catch up with friends or spend treasured time with the family, there'll be something to suit your needs. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • Whisk yourself away to "Direct Gulf Front Amazing Sunsets Pool". About 6 miles to the west of Placida, this cozy escape has all you need for a relaxing stay, including off-street parking options and a barbecue grill.
  • Otherwise, create memories with your crew at "Fabulous Beachfront Walk To Restaurants", which is around 9 miles to the northwest of Placida. Take advantage of shopping, a nearby waterfront and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Placida?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling sweethearts or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out your surroundings and your nights kicking back in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Placida are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Terrific Beachfront. Walk To Restaurants". Lock in a few nights at this popular abode and you'll have access to an ocean view and a living room.
  • "Charming Beachfront Walk To Restaurants" is another top choice, offering all you could need for a dream Placida adventure. Useful amenities here include beach sun loungers and a kitchen.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Placida?

Whether you're seeking a compact apartment for you and a friend or a vacation home big enough for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Placida. These properties are an ideal base for a whirlwind visit:

  • For a memorable few nights away, settle in at "Waterfront Steps To Beach, Hot Tub". It's near the center of Placida, along with countless things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "3 Bedroom Pool Home In Quiet Neighborhood Near Bike Trail". This conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Placida?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your love life. Whisk your honey away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Placida:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a couple of nights of passion at "Location Modern Waterfront Home". Approximately 12 miles from Placida, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like beauty services and a swimming pool.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few idyllic days together is "Direct Gulf Front, Pool, Tennis". Located 6 miles from Placida, a dining table and beach sun loungers add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Placida?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Placida and spend time with your favorite people under the same roof:

  • A host of amenities including a fireplace and a water park make "Contemporary Beach House, 5bd, 4 Bath" a favorite. This retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From the heart of Placida, it's around 16 miles away to the northwest.
  • "Relax Under The Tikihut. Build Memories In The Tiki Hideaway W" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 6 miles to the northwest of Placida, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 20 guests. A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of things designed to make your group getaway even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Placida?

Nothing says fun times like a pool. Blow up your unicorn floatie and browse these rental houses in or near Placida that come with this vacation perk:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make yourself comfortable at "Contemporary Beach House, 5bd, 4 Bath". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a swimming pool and a TV.
  • "New Family - Friendly 'huddle House' W" is the sort of place you go to leave the everyday behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Childrens activities and towels are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Unsure how to pack for your Placida escape? This impressive destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures of between 80 ºF and 90 ºF. Check out our selection of Placida vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Placida?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is out in the country or near the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Placida and bring the whole gang:

  • About 12 miles to the northeast of Placida, "Location Modern Waterfront Home" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a fridge and free toiletries.
  • Another popular choice is "Waterfront Steps To Beach, Hot Tub". This large rental is 6 miles west of Placida and features a fridge, nearby birdwatching activities and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you'd love to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. Englewood Recreation Center, Bayshore Park Fishing Pier and Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park are fine places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Placida?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Placida and make memories with the people you love:

  • "Little Gasparilla Island: Waterfront Cabin" - Enjoy fun times with your nearest and dearest at this getaway, which is around 3 miles west of central Placida. A DVD player and a porch are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Charming Beachfront Cottage On Private Beach" - Another terrific choice, this rental comes with a toaster, a dining table and more. You'll find it around 11 miles to the northwest of Placida.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Placida vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.